The Society of Killustrators


Founded by a band of illustrators, this loose group was built to hone a craft, further a trade, and stay in contact. Until now this sect of close friends has functioned on an invite-only basis. It's a creative game with no winner, and a chance to see how people in our field answer the same riddles laid before them.

Should you choose to participate, just take up a post, illustrate, meet the deadline and submit accordingly.

No. 21 | Killustrations

Jason Yang ( Invisible Element )

Margaret Kimball

Rich Rayburn

Richard Catron / Richard Catron Illustrations

Suzanna Knight

Stewart Scott-Curran / OnlyMoreNeverLess

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Status: Zapped (Complete)

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Benjamin Franklin tried to kill a turkey with a electric spark

Category: Childrens Book Cover -type optional

Assignment: Illustration

Deadline: November 16, 2012

Specs:  650 X 975px @ 72dpi - JPG

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His many experiments are still famous. A person, who even though it might seem funny, tried to kill a turkey with a electric spark.

Benjamin Franklin found out about electricity in 1746. He learned about it from Dr. Spence. Then he got so interested in electricity, he bought and made his own equipment. The summer of that year, Benjamin and some friends to test out some electrical inventions. They wanted to see if they could they could kill a turkey with a spark and roast it with a electric fire. Unfortunately, Ben almost got electrocuted!! The spark “gun” backfired and kept Ben numb all day. That must have been a shocking experience! Ben also proved that lighting and electricity are the same thing. He proved that by attaching a key to a kite and flying it in a storm. The electricity went down the kite and, luckily, did not shock Benjamin.


Now Benjamin is an honored inventor. It is too bad that he is not here today to see the inventions that he helped make possible.

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SOURCE: http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112709/Inventors.html

Posted on November 16th, 2012
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